This step by step woodworking project is about free double doors plans for a 8×16 shed. This is PART 3 of the storage shed project, where I show you how to build the doors for the backyard shed. This shed is ideal for any property, as it will create a lot of storage space for a large variety of items. See my other DIY projects HERE.
We recommend you to invest in the best materials you could afford. Therefore, you should buy weather-resistant lumber, such as pine or cedar. Always take accurate measurements before adjusting the size of the components at the proper size. Drill pilot holes trough the components before inserting the wood screws, to prevent the wood from splitting.
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Double Doors Plans for the 8×16 Shed
- N – 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 79 1/2″ long, 1 piece -79″ long JAMBS
- O – 1 piece of 5/8″ T1-11 siding – 36″x79 1/2″ long, 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 72 1/20″ long, 2 pieces – 36″ long, 1 piece – 29″ long, 2 pieces – 45″ long 2xDOOR
- P – 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 97 1/4″ long, 4 pieces – 85 1/4″ long, 4 pieces – 86 1/4″ long, 2 pieces – 36″ long, 2 pieces – 43″ long TRIMS
- 22 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 6′
- 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 10′
- shed hinges
- 1 1/4″ nails
- 8d nails, 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws
- wood filler , wood glue, stain/paint
- Safety gloves, glasses
- Miter saw, jigsaw
- Chalk line, tape measure, spirit level, carpentry pencil
- Drill machinery and drill bits
- One Day
How to build the double shed doors
Attach the 1×4 jambs around the door opening. Use 2″ brad nails to secure the jambs into place tightly. Align the edges flush before inserting the nails, for a professional result.
Build the doors from the panels that you have cut out in the previous steps. Attach the 1×4 trims to the panel, as shown in the diagrams. Align the edges flush, add glue and insert 1 1/4″ nails to lock them together tightly.
Build diagonal braces for the doors from 1×4 lumber. Make the angle cuts with a miter saw and then smooth the edges with sandpaper. Fit the braces to the doors and lock them into place with glue and 1 1/4″ nails.
Fit the double doors to the opening and lock them to the jambs with hinges. Install a latch to the double doors so you keep them locked.
Fit 1×4 trims to the front, back and to the sides of the 8×16 shed. Align the trims with attention and lock them into place with 2″ brad nails.
Fit the 1×4 trims around the window, as well. Use 2″ brad nails to secure the trims into place tightly.
Last but not least, you need to take care of the finishing touches. Fill the holes with wood putty and smooth the surface with 120-220 grit sandpaper. In addition, apply a few coats of paint or stain over the components to enhance the look of the shed and to protect the components from decay.
If you want to build the frame for this storage shed, you should check out PART 1 of the project. Make sure you take a look over PART 2 of the shed, to see how to build the roof for the shed. If you like my project, don’t forget to SHARE it on Facebook and Pinterest.
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